Digital Spy writes: "Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is the first genuine hardcore Kinect game, something that makes it so much more appealing. Despite some flashy visuals and a hard as nails single-player mode, there's a sense that Heavy Armor would be a little dull if played exclusively with a controller.
"The use of Kinect makes it a much more immersive experience and adds an extra few layers of depth. The difficulty level won't be to everybody's taste, and the controls take some getting used to, but if you've got Kinect and want to test your mettle, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is the game for you." 3/5